Eur J Pediatr Surg 2011; 21(5): 342-343
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1275750
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When is a Scrotal Swelling not a Scrotal Swelling?

D. T. McDowell1 , T. Nguyen2 , M. J. O’Sullivan3 , M. Corbally2
  • 1Our Lady's Children Hospital, Paediatric Surgery, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Dublin, Ireland
  • 3Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Histopathology, Dublin, Ireland
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Publication History

Publication Date:
15 June 2011 (online)


Cloacogenic cysts are uncommon midline congenital anomalies. They can occur anywhere along the median raphe but are most commonly found at the distal penis and scrotum. Median raphe cyst, median raphe canal, genitoperineal raphe cyst, parameatal raphe cyst, cloacogenic cyst and anterior perineal sinus are all terms that have been used to describe these lesions. We report the case of a 9-year-old boy with cloacogenic cysts extending from the anal verge to the base of the scrotum.



Prof. Martin Corbally

Our Lady's Children's Hospital


Department of Paediatric Surgery